What you really need is a good ground soaking, CatDaddy says, and because it's not raining he's turning to the garden hose instead. Turn the hose on, let it saturate the ground and watch as the nightcrawlers start popping up like spring flowers. From there, you can collect as many nightcrawlers as you can as they surface and then use them for bait. If you collect more than you can use, there is no need to toss them out and start fresh next time. CatDaddy says the way to keep your nightcrawlers alive and in good condition is to put them in a mixture of peat moss with baby oatmeal sprinkled over the top.
Now is an excellent time to use nightcrawlers and in the event of a little high water coming up on the banks with spring rains, CatDaddy says it's all the better. During those periods of high water the catfish will be up in the banks and you'll often find them with a belly full of nightcrawlers so it's best to match the bait!
Listen in as CatDaddy talks nightcrawlers this week on The Revolution with Jim & Trav.